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Did you Know… Where Written Language Comes from?
yesterday
When you think of written language, you probably think of the 26 letters of the English alphabet that we know today. But did you know that there were originally 29 letters in old English, or that the symbol “&” came after the letter “Z” but was dropped in the 1835? And what about written language…
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Did You Know Why the Sky is Blue
a week ago
Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue during day-time, and not yellow or any other colour? Some people think the sky is blue because of the water in the Earth’s atmosphere. But the sky is blue in the desert which is an extremely dry place. Others think the sky is blue because of…
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Did you know... what junk status means for you?
2 weeks ago
Have you heard people talking about South Africa nearing junk status and not known what they were meaning? Perhaps you think that 'junk status' has something to do with a rubbish heap or our refuse policy, or perhaps you'd rather just think about something else. Well, you're probably not alone... big economic issues are complex…
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How to make roti's
5 months ago
Rotis is a favourite for many people. It is one of those things people really enjoy but not many people know how easy it is to make. Ingredients: 3 cups of cake flour half a teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of oil 1 cup of lukewarm water 70 grams of butter ( I use Marvello…
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How to protect your plants
5 months ago
Sick and tired of your plants being eaten by pesky insects, but can’t afford to buy insecticides? Or maybe you just don’t want to risk using such harmful substances in your own back yard? Well today we will make sure you have one less thing to worry about. That’s right – we are going to…
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How to make a bookshelf from cardboard boxes
5 months ago
Are you an avid reader who devours books like chocolate, but has no space to keep them? Are they lying around, or piling up in a corner somewhere, making your room look and feel untidy? Don’t fret, you are not alone! One of our Fanz writers had the same problem with his books and this…
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How the internet is shrinking the world
22 hours ago
I will never stop being in awe of the internet. I am amazed how we can now hold the world in the palms of our hands. The information age has been the most important technological advance of this era. We have more access to information on our smart phones, for an example, than the president…
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Toxic family member
a week ago
Do you ever wish that you could cut a family member(s) out of your life because of the way they treat you or maybe the way they are as individuals? Truth is, you’re not the only one. Some have succeeded, some are trying to, and some are thinking about it. It’s not an easy thing…
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A nervous condition
2 weeks ago
“The Condition of Native is a Nervous Condition” (Jean-Paul Sartre, in an introduction to Frantz Fanon’s work) The few months I have been a matriculant have been the most enlightening months of my life. I have learnt lessons that were never taught to me in any history, economics or mathematics class. Self-reliance, resilience and bravery…
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Parents must learn a new language of disciplining children
3 weeks ago
I was physically abused by my mother until my late teens. When we were locked in heated confrontation, she would hit me if I responded to anything she said, arguing that I was disrespecting her. But when I would take the route of keeping quiet while she shouted at me, she would also hit me,…
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I said I'm sorry
4 weeks ago
We are human and therefore fallible. We make mistakes all the time, and in order to have good relationships with the people in our lives, it is important that we learn to apologise for the times that we WILL hurt people. It is not enough to merely say “I’m sorry”. These words often sound shallow…
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Tears for Uyinene
a month ago
I’m deepIy worried. I feel a sadness so vast that it almost drowned me the other day. Uyinene Mrwetyana is dead. Another flame violently put out by an unforgiving and unrelenting killer. If you haven’t yet heard the name, I understand. Not all of us have social media accounts, or are online at the same…
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Celebrating Women?
a month ago
During women’s month, I was thinking a lot about what it means, and how it is linked to feminism.  Every year we celebrate women’s month and even the people who publicly criticise feminism join in on women’s month celebrations. And everyone thanks women for our contributions to the society as mothers, wives, caregivers, guardians, entrepreneurs,…
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Embracing Motherhood
2 months ago
Motherhood is a journey that should be planned. A person needs to be physically, emotionally, financially and mentally ready to embark on this life-changing journey. Sadly in most cases the above is never the case. A lot of young women and even teenagers rush in without any proper planning. Some are going through adolescence, experimenting…
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Popular professions - Nursing
3 weeks ago
How often do you go to the clinic? Do you think about the work that the nurses do and how important their job is to all of us? It isn’t a career for woman only. There are many male nurses practising in our hospitals. We interviewed a young nurse, Akhona to find out more about…
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Getting Linked In…
2 months ago
Perhaps you have heard of LinkedIn at least once or twice by now, and as a student, new graduate, or a person in search for a job, you are debating with yourself about whether to set up a profile or not. I’ll start off by saying, yes you definitely need to. Unlike the other social…
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Trade realities: Beautician
2 months ago
Do you find yourself paging through beauty magazines or watching beauty tutorials on YouTube? Are you interested in beauty products, and love make-up and fashionable nails? Do your friends come to you when they need to dress up and look fabulous? What do you need to become a beautician? How do you find out all…